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Letters to the Editor (1/27/15)

Impressed with FDR coin set I just received the new 2014 Franklin D. Roosevelt Coin and Chronicles Set. It was ordered on Dec. 23 and delivered on Jan. 2. I must say that I was very pleased with this new … Continue reading

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ANA starts scholarship

High School seniors can now apply to the American Numismatic Association for $1,000 scholarships to college. Deadline is March 15. A winner will be chosen based on numismatic merit and financial need, according to ANA. Besides holding membership in the … Continue reading

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Heritage results reach nearly $1 billion

A billion dollars is a lot of money. Heritage Auctions of Dallas knows that better than most as it has announced that 2014 was its best year ever with sales of over $969 million. Two-thirds of the number was generated … Continue reading

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Stack’s Bowers offers Swedish plate money

Swedish plate money will lead the highlights at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention Jan. 9-10, 2015. Going on the block will be the Stanley Aberdeen collection. In it are almost 90 pieces … Continue reading

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Fuljenz looks to gold hike

By Michael Fuljenz The long-term outlook for gold remains positive and it may climb to $1,500 an ounce or more in 2015, according to Michael Fuljenz, president of Universal Coin & Bullion of Beaumont, Texas, who has been tracking and … Continue reading

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Britain issues Churchill coin

This year is the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, arguably the most renowned Briton of the 20th century. To mark the occasion the British Royal Mint has issued a two-coin memorial set that twins a … Continue reading

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U.S. coin market in 2014 valued at $5 billion

The Professional Numismatists Guild estimates the annual U.S. coin business at $5 billion in the year 2014. What comprises this estimated figure was explained by Terry Hanlon, PNG president. “That includes auctions and private transactions made at coin shows, by … Continue reading

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New Zealand to get new bank notes

By Kerry Rodgers On Nov. 20 the Reserve Bank of New Zealand announced its long awaited new bank note designs. A full makeover of the country’s existing notes has been gathering pace over the past 12 months. The emphasis has … Continue reading

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Shekels of Tyre in Heritage sale

Heritage Auctions announced it will sell a unique collection of 38 ancient silver coins, all struck in consecutive years spanning the lifetime of Jesus Christ. These coins will go on the block during the firm’s Jan. 4-5, 2015, auction at … Continue reading

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BEP director Felix to retire

Larry R. Felix, director of Bureau of Engraving and Printing since 2006, has announced his plans to leave that position effective Jan. 31. Deputy Director Len Olijar will step into the post as acting director. In a message shared with … Continue reading

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